Sunday, July 12, 2015

Silly Sunday: This Work Never Ends!

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Today is a sad anniversary for me, but as years go by i find the immediacy of the sadness has lessened, and i can participate in Silly Sunday anyway.

"I swear, I'm just going to move to work!" #1 Son said, coming through from the laundry room with his work pants and shirt.

They've had you there a lot, haven't they? i asked.

"I work six days a week!  And often, on my day off, I'm on call!  Ever since Jazz moved away, our manager schedules have been messed up.  I spend a third of my life at work and a third sleeping, but because I go to work in the middle of the afternoon, the time I'm awake is when everyone else is either sleeping or working!  It's crazy!"

The good thing about management, i noted, is the better pay.  The bad thing is the hours.

"You got it!" he said.

This talk of work and business reminds me of Boudreaux's idea of work, and of the lazy Sunday afternoon when Boudreaux was lying in his hammock, and Thibodeaux came over.

"Boudreaux, what you be doin', layin' dere?" Thibodeaux ax.

"Oh, I be doin' nuttin' right now," Boudreaux answer.

"Boudreaux, da's what you did yestiday!" Thibodeaux say.

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, I wan't finished!"





Today is

Different Colored Eyes Day -- people with heterochromia, celebrate!

Disability Awareness Day -- UK (the world's largest "not for profit" volunteer-led disability exhibition) http://www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk/index.shtml

Etch-a-Sketch Day -- the toy was first manufactured on this day in 1960, timed to hit toy shelves for Christmas that year

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival -- University of Fairbanks, AK (a unique study and performance festival; through the 26th)

Independence Day -- Kiribati(1979; a/k/a National Day); Sao Tome & Principe(1975)

International Carthage Festival -- Tunis, Tunisia (the country's biggest arts event and music festival, through Aug. 23)

Kronia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate, a festival for Kronos, part of which included masters and slaves switching places for a meal)

Lá Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta -- Republic of Ireland (National Day of Commemoration, honoring all Irish people who have died in war or as part of a UN peacekeeping mission)

Lailat al Kadr (Lailat al Qadr) -- Islam (Night of Destiny; begins at sundown, through sundown tomorrow, although local observances may vary)

National Pecan Pie Day

Orangemen's Day (a/k/a Twelfth Day) -- Northern Ireland (Battle of the Boyne commemoration)

Rainmaker Day -- Salem, Oregon (while it is understood that in Salem, you are more likely to rust than sunburn, from 1892 until 2006, no measurable rain fell on this date in this normally wet city)

Simplicity Day -- sponsored by www.doonething.org on Thoreau's birth anniversary, highlighting the concepts in the book Voluntary Simplicty by Duane Elgin, and advocating finding sustainable ways to live

St. John Gualbert's Day (Patron of foresters and forest workers, park services and parks)

St. Veronica's Day (Patron of laundry workers and photographers)

Vardavar -- Armenia (continuation of an ancient pagan festival that encourages people to pull pranks, especially dousing everyone, friend and stranger, with water)
     !98 days after Easter!

Anniversaries Today

Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr, 1543 (the lucky wife who outlived him)


Birthdays Today

Erik Per Sullivan, 1991
Michelle Rodriguez, 1978
Brock Lesnar, 1977
Anna Friel, 1976
Kristi Yamaguchi, 1971
Lisa Nicole Carson, 1969
Rolonda Watts, 1959
Mel Harris, 1957
Paul Guilfoyle, 1955
Cheryl Ladd, 1951
Jamey Sheridan, 1951
Richard Simmons, 1948
Denise Nicholas, 1945
Christine McVie, 1943
Bill Cosby, 1937
Van Cliburn, 1934
Andrew Wyeth, 1917
Curly Joe DeRita, 1909
Milton Berle, 1908
Pablo Neruda, 1904
R. Buckminster Fuller, 1895
Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895
George Washington Carver, 1861
George Ohr, 1857
George Eastman, 1854
Henry David Thoreau, 1817
Josiah Wedgwood, 1730


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Northern Exposure"(TV), 1990
"Family Feud"(TV), 1976
"Evening At Pops"(TV), 1970
"The Adventures of Sam Spade"(Radio), 1946
"Baseball's Sad Lexicon (Tinker to Evers to Chance)"(Publication date), 1910


Today in History

England is unified by Athelstan of England, 927
Saladin's garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre, 1191
Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatan, burns the sacred books of the Maya, 1562
Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published, 1580
The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario, 1812
The Commonwealth Franchise Act, granting women's suffrage in Australia, is given royal assent and takes effect, 1902
Pune, India floods due to failure of Khadakvasala and Panshet dams; half of the city is submerged and the death toll exceeded 2000, 1961
A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States, 1973
Boris Yeltsin quits the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1990
Israel invades Lebanon in response to Hezbollah's kidnapping of Israeli soldiers, 2006
A ticket holder in Britain wins the largest EuroMillions jackpot in history, 161,653,000GBP, 2011
The Rolling Stones, English rock band, celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its first performance at the Marquee Club in Oxford Street, London, 2012

7 comments:

  1. Oh that post made me cry. I didn't know. I leaned so much about you today. I love your family and now I know why.

    Have a terrific day my friend. ☺

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  2. What a nice post mimi :-)

    Liked the joke too heheh!

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  3. Ha! I'm never done doing nothin' either!

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  4. Hugs to you from Idaho.. <3 I know the focus was supposed to be on the funny post but I read your heart breaking post and nothing else mattered... <3

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  5. LOL. I am not done doing nothing too. some days, not all.. but I think it's good once and awhile.

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